Category: SAT & ACT Question Of The Day

Jan 6 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130106 The answer is (D).  This is a common issue on both the SAT and ACT tests. You need to make sure you are familiar with relative pronouns. For example, use who when the antecedent is a human and that at other times.  Who is the subjective case and whom is the objective case. On top of that issue, also know when you should and shouldn't use commas.  B and C are wrong because before the comma there is an independent clause and after the comma there's a second ... Read More »

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Jan 5 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130105 This is pretty standard SAT stuff; they even have a predictable wrong answer. Follow my strategy of focusing on the topic of the sentence. It's about having to update the electrical system; so the system is old.  Antiquated (answer B) is the only word that has anything to do with old.  Rejuvenated is there for a great trap since it is the only answer that has something to do with age.  Since the test writers often put in an antonym for the right answer (rejuv... Read More »

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Jan 4 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130104 The answer is 12 (A). This is a good question to make a very important point about SAT and ACT math questions: there's always more than one way to skin a SAT or ACT question (or cat)! The test writers usually only explain it the standard "math teacher" way. But sometimes that process doesn't come to you or you come up with a much easier way to do the question. Well, nobody cares or even knows how you did it; so, do it the most efficient way. Today's question hel... Read More »

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Jan 3 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130103 Grandmother always said, "Give credit where credit is due!"  The SAT staff did just fine with their explanation this morning.  In this sentence, the phonograph isn't an exception; so, except doesn't make sense.  Rather, the author means "If it hadn't been for" or "Without." Get your hands on a list of the common grammar and composition errors that show up on the SAT and ACT tests.  You'll get one in my SAT and ACT prep course.  It is worth reviewing and ... Read More »

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Jan 2 SAT & ACT Question of the Day

http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day?src=R&questionId=20130102 Hey, that's a pretty good explanation by the SAT test writers! Get focused on the topic and you can figure it out. Here's a couple of things to keep in mind that they don't tell you. First, always predict words for the blanks before you pick answers. You can tell the architect wanted to "use" his visions and "use" the requests of his client. You don't even have to come up with fancy words for your predictions; they are just intended to get you on track so tha... Read More »

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